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Any member in good standing with the Ontario Home Builders' Association as of June 22, 2016, and who has a project that is open for sale between June 23, 2015 and June 22, 2016 in Ontario, may enter.
Only the Builder, Developer or Renovator of the submitted project will receive the award. Submitters may receive credit to at the request of the builder, developer or renovator.
Projects that have won a category in the previous year are not eligible to be entered into a similar category this year.
Builders must be registered with Tarion Warranty and further the project/home being entered must satisfy Tarion enrollment requirements to qualify for nomination. This applies to all categories with the exception of Renovation.
OHBA reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not observe the requirements.
The 2016 Awards of Distinction Program Committee reserves all publishing rights to the materials submitted.
Judges are selected from individuals either outside or within the home building industry, representing the many disciplines contributing to new home construction, design and marketing.
No individual may judge a category if they have a conflict of interest, eg: their company or client has an entry in that category.
Awards will not be presented in categories where the quality and quantity of the work does not warrant a winner.
A minimum of 3 submissions is required for a category to be included in the Awards of Distinction program.
All voting is by secret ballot.
Awards will only be presented to members in good standing as per the Eligibility timelines.
Marketing, design or other companies submitting on behalf of a builder or renovator will be given an opportunity following the Awards of Distinction gala to purchase additional awards.
Finalists will be announced in mid-August, following the judging process. All category finalists will be contacted directly by OHBA.
Finalist will receive communication to confirm all entry data, which will be use for Awards and Presentations. It is imperative that the finalist confirm this data between August 2 - 10